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Take an Uncanny Tour of the World’s Largest Prosthetics Fair

The world’s largest orthopaedics event is happening right now in Leipzig, Germany. From prosthetic legs that enable people to run faster to exoskeletons that can make the disabled walk again, OT World 2016 is showcasing some of the most futuristic inventions you’ve ever seen. They’re also creepy as hell. Read More >>

Through the Keyhole of the Dictator Who Tried to Build Europe’s North Korea

North Korea today is an international oddity. The so-called Hermit Kingdom lives on as the last real bastion of Communism. It’s pretty much the closest place on Earth to a living hell. A place where the government demands absolute compliance and where the national pastime is struggling to survive. You’d have to be mad to think it was inspirational, right? Read More >>

These Creepy Tunnels Are Where Churchill Hid From Nazi Bombs

Abandoned subway stations are equal parts fascinating and creepy. Due to its role in World War II, the Down Street tube station in Westminster is historically fascinating and creepy. And soon, it will be open to the public. Read More >>

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Photos From an Abandoned Resort Town Show How Terrorism Destroyed Tourism in Egypt

Once a crowded holiday resort town, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt is now a hauntingly empty. Before the Arab Spring in 2011, about 15 million tourists visited the North African country each year. But after several terrorist attacks major airlines suspended flights and foreign offices around the world warned of terrorist threats, Egypt is not such a popular spot any more. Read More >>

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Fukushima Workers Don Their Protective Gear in These Eerie Portraits From the Exclusion Zone

Five years ago, a 9.0 undersea earthquake shook Japan. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the country, and it was followed by devastating tsunami waves, killing 15,894 people. The tsunami caused level 7 meltdowns at three reactors in the Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex, resulting in the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl explosion. Read More >>

A Trip to the Glass Mountains of Israel’s Only Bottle Factory

Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of green, brown and white glass dominate the landscape, awaiting a new life. It’s a beautiful spectacle. Read More >>

Inside an Abandoned Soviet Textile Factory

There’s always a special thrill in visiting silent and deteriorating industrial places where decades ago hundreds of men and women worked amid loud machines. And a special thrill it was indeed taking these photos in the abandoned power plant building of a long gone fabric factory. Read More >>

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd in Hungary

Human culture has reached a point of no return. The overwhelming barrage of Star Wars merchandise has pulverised the last remaining crumbs of our consumer dignity. Consider this product and cry with us: Star Wars Chicken Hot Dogs with Built-in Ketchup. And it gets worse. Read More >>

Picture Essay: Early ’80s Handheld Consoles

Handheld electronic games were the huge hit at the beginning of the 1980s, when every kid wanted a small portable plastic device for playing video games wherever and whenever he or she wanted. Read More >>

The Beautiful DIY Rebar Art That Still Decorates Ex-Socialist Buildings 

If you happen to be wandering the countryside walking the streets of ex-socialist towns and villages in Central or Eastern Europe, you may notice a similar decor on houses built in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. What you’re witnessing is DIY rebar art in its finest form. Read More >>